The 50 (A Movie from My Best/Worst Film of All Time)
#4 Worst Film:
Mac and Me (1988) PG A blatant rip-off of E.T. in which a young, wheelchair-bound boy befriends a “Mysterious Alien Creature” (MAC, get it?). This film is one long marketing tool for products as Coca Cola and McDonalds. At one point, there is a dancing scene involving Mac dressed as a teddy bear, a football team and Ronald McDonald (listed in the credits as Himself). To quote an old McDonalds ad, “You deserve a break today," so don’t ever see this film. Mac and Me Info
Forgotten Film: Wish You Were Here (1987) R Lynda (Emily Lloyd) is a spunky sixteen year old girl who lives in a small coastline town in England in the 1950s Lynda loves shocking people with her saucy language and feisty attitude. She is easily bored, goes from job to job and boyfriend to boyfriend and has problems with her widower father. Her world changes when she has an affair with an older man and must cope with getting pregnant and having a baby. Emily Lloyd gives a brilliant performance and wins us over from the first time she appears on camera. Full of life, Lloyd just dazzles on-screen. The film is very often funny but also has a bittersweet side to it. My Rating: Full Price Wish You Were Here Info
In Memory of Ed Wood (A Movie I’ve Only Seen in Trailers But Just Looks Like a Bad Idea): The Amityville Horror: The Awakening (2014) When is Hollywood going to wise up and realize that we want intelligent, creative, scary films like this year's The Conjuring, and not a retread or rip-off of past films like this one? The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes Info
In Case You Missed It (A Film Just Released on DVD / Blu-ray): The Internship (2013) PG-13 This rarely funny comedy is about two out-of-work salesmen (Vince Vaughn / Owen Wilson) who are hired as interns at Google. The film is one long infomercial with one-dimensional characters and very predictable scenes. My Rating: Cable The Internshiip Website
Weird Credits: From the credits of The Counselor: Cheetah handler
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) R The year of Matthew McConaughey continues as he portrays a Texas electrician / part-time cowboy named, Ron, who is diagnosed in 1986 as HIV-positive. When told he has only 30 days to live, he does research and discovers that there are experimental drugs for treating AIDS in Mexico and overseas but are not allowed in this country. He figures out a way to get the drugs and help other HIV-Positive patients live longer. Dallas Buyers Club Website
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